Aero Ridley / J106 Repository Thread

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by AeroFan_07, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    There seems to be a shortage of threads of dedicated perfecto/motorcycle style Aero jackets here, so I decided to start one off.

    Back in Feburary, which seems like 2 years ago now, I placed and order with Carrie of Thurston Brothers for an Aero Ridley/J106 Motorcycle jacket. I of course did not realize at that time in mid-Feburary just what was coming around the corner. In any event, my custom ordered jacket, a first for me, just arrived on Monday. To say I am pleased and very thankful for it is an understatement!

    Julie Leitch built this jacket of Heavy FQHH of the Horween varity. I aksed for no epaulettes or storm cuffs, but for a D-pocket, nickle hardware, Black Steward lightweight Tartan body lining with black cotton drill in the sleeves. And I asked for Cordovan leather on this jacket. Seems I have enough black, so let's brighten this one up a bit! It's just getting into fall here, so the color works well for the harvest season. It's my favorite season, mostly due to growing up on a midwestern grain farm in Illinois.

    So without further ado, here is what arrived Monday. I'll do a more full review on it soon, been starting to wear it around the house and enjoying the rich CXL Horsehide scent.

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    And a few fit photos right out of the box - a Lot of break-in to go here but this leather is softening up quite nicely.

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  2. Jin431

    Jin431 A-List Customer

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    ^^ great fit! I haven't seen a Cordovan in real life but that looks great here on my screen. Congratulations on your new jacket.
     
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  3. JCSD

    JCSD One of the Regulars

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    Absolutely beautiful jacket and perfect fit. I’m glad that I moved on the Aero Ridley that I had because I didn’t feel the fit was right- from your pics I know I was right!
     
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  4. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    You wear all of your jackets so well! Hang onto this one.
     
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  5. Cyber Lip

    Cyber Lip Practically Family

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    Awesome. I have one in black and love it!
     
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  6. MrProper

    MrProper A-List Customer

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    Really nice. Congratulations.
    I’m still waiting for mine. Status is „in production“ and I hope there will be no new lockdown.
     
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  7. Alexlutov

    Alexlutov A-List Customer

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    Fantastic, it's perfect for you! Every time I make sure that AERO makes masterpieces!
     
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  8. ton312

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    Beautiful jacket Randy! Perfect fit too!
     
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  9. Psant25

    Psant25 Practically Family

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    Great looking jacket and fit! Love the color of that hide
     
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  10. Jin431

    Jin431 A-List Customer

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    Just a question. . . In terms of color, Is cordovan close to a cherry/dark cherry?
     
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  11. Boyo

    Boyo One Too Many

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    Excellent! An All Around Beauty.
     
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  12. Tom71

    Tom71 A-List Customer

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    10/10. Cordovan looks really great in this style. You have a number of great jackets there, and this is no exception!
     
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  13. AeroFan_07

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    The photos would demonstrate it to be. This color does drive my camera a bit crazy. It's not actually the Cherry CXL FQHH Leather the Aero/Horween does offer, however it is closer than one would thing. It really does not have a lot of "brown" to it. Other Aero's in Cordovan I have handled look a whole lot closer to brown.
     
  14. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    What a beautiful jacket!
    Congratulations!!!!!
     
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  15. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The D pocket styling looks amazing in cordovan. You rock that jacket supremely Randy. Of course, now I want a cordovan jacket . . .
     
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  16. Jin431

    Jin431 A-List Customer

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    Got it, thanks. I just noticed a lot of members like the cordovan so there must be something special about it.
     
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  17. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    She's a Beaut !!
     
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  18. dark wood

    dark wood Familiar Face

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    Looks great! I ordered a j106 in battered cxl from Carrie a couple months ago too. Mine is probably stuck in the production queue right behind Mr Proper’s. I also picked up a Ridley in Vicenza in the classified recently that I love...what a great jacket. Yours looks especially good in the cordovan.
     
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  19. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck Call Me a Cab

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    Pretty great fit on that one. Looks awesome.
     
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  20. navetsea

    navetsea I'll Lock Up

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    congrats, fit looks perfect and the color really is vibrant looking on this one!
     
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